Hilke Schmitt


Hilke is a counsel in the Corporate/M&A department of KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. She advises clients on national and international M&A and private equity transactions and restructurings. Hilke specializes in all aspects of complex and cross-border M&A transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents, the coordination and integration of different due diligence workstreams, SPA negotiations and closing requirements, such as holder control procedures. Hilke advises financial as well as strategic investors.

Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons in January 2019, Hilke worked in the M&A Corporate - Listed Companies department of a leading international law firm (2007-2011) and the Deal Advisory - M&A department of the legal arm of an international Big4 audit firm (2011-2018) in Frankfurt am Main.

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Experience (extract):

  • Advising the insolvency administrator of the insolvent Nürburgring companies on the sale of the Nürburgring race track
  • Advising the shareholders of a textile company regarding the reorganisation and sale of all shares to a strategic purchaser
  • Advising a leading international wholesale group on the acquisition of a wholesale food company
  • Advising a German bank on the sale of a major NPL portfolio and the outsourcing of its portfolio servicing business
  • Advising a Chinese strategic investor regarding the acquisition of a German piano company

Hilke advised on these projects prior to joining KWM.


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